1950 Ford Tudor

1950 Ford Tudor

Owner(s): Alex Hoksbergen

City / State: Pleasantville, IA


Builder: Ron Hoksbergen 1991-2022, Alex Hoksbergen 2022-Present

Engine Details: Stroked 260 Flathead

Carburetor: Holley 94

Headers: Fenton Cast Headers

Exhaust / Mufflers: Dual straight pipes

Transmission: Stock 3 Speed with overdrive, column shift

Rear-end / Ratio: 3.73 Ford 8.8 w/LSD

Front Suspension: Stock upper and lower A arms with king pins. Aerostar springs, 1 ¼ sway bar

Front Brakes: 11in disc brakes

Rear Suspension: 4in. reverse eyed de-arched springs with 1in. drop shackles. Rear sway bar added, air shocks

Rear Brakes: 11in. drums

Wheels: 15x5.5 front 15x6 rear. Steel wheels with spider caps

Body Modifications: N/A

Hood: Stock

Paint Type / Color: Beige

Gauges: Stock

Interior Goodies: Ford A/C unit from the 60s. Retro sound stereo

Custom Pieces: Soon!

Awards: None

Cool Story: My dad bought this car in 1991 with a worn out flathead from a local shop in Pella. Being the flathead guru he is, he bored and stroked it with a Mercury crank, and shaved the heads to bump the compression. Added vintage air and converted it to 12 volt. Added the the overdrive to it and made this car a highway cruiser. He bought the car because my grandfather had one and was going to let him have it, but my grandfather just wanted to take it out from time to time and got cruising with my grandma. I grew up riding in this car to all sorts of shows, and eventually when I was old enough snuck it out from time to time when my parents were out of town. My dad recently finished his 20+ year build of his T-Bucket roadster and mentioned selling it. In October of 2022 I bought it, there was no way I was letting a piece of my life go to someone else. I got to work on it right way, updating the worn out suspension and brakes, and steering. The car now handles amazing and I always have the biggest smile hearing the flathead sing as I drive it down the road. I’ve just started the modifications and have a pile of parts still to go on and it’s only going to get better and better. The only thing that will stay the same is the engine and transmission.